I’ve been hearing for a long time that Momo’s is the best sushi in Old Town. I’m not sure why it took us 4 years to try it out, but we definitely started making up for lost time this weekend. After that late night out at Mission and MadHatters, we were looking for something close to home and easy, but also new to us. After tossing around options all day and soliciting suggestions on Facebook and Twitter, we took no one’s advice (thanks anyways guys, you had great suggestions), picked the one sushi place we had heard the most about, and went for it.
I scooped the lady up from the Metro after work and we headed into Old Town. I usually try to avoid Old Town on weekends because of parking, but we were able to score a spot less than a block away. We walked into the tiny little shack of a place and were seated at a wee table right by the entrance. As soon as we sat down, we were treated to a show of beautiful plates of sushi all around us. I knew we made the right choice. I went with the Spicy Roll Combo (a salmon roll, a tuna roll, and a California roll) and the lady went with the veggie roll combo (an avocado roll, an asparagus roll, and a cucumber roll). Both combos came with salad and some really, really great miso soup that I’m pretty sure cured my hangover. Everything was absolutely delicious. Three rolls per person, plus soup and salad was almost too much, but we handled it. We noticed that several people came in for carryout and decided that it would be fun to order and then go have a picnic in Founder’s Park, just a couple blocks away.
Then, the very next day, after a long, but productive day of doing all things adult- including a trip to Ikea, we were once again tired and looking for something easy and quick. Sushi was the only thing that sounded appetizing. And since we had some Ikea furniture to build, carryout just seemed like the best way to go this time. I ordered the Old Town Roll, Spicy Crunchy Tuna, and a Japanese bagel roll. She had the Veggie roll combo again, but this time with the Inari in place of the asparagus roll. Once again, everything was wonderful. Ordering 3 special rolls was a little bit ambitious for me this time, and I ended up with about 6 pieces left over. Sushi for breakfast? Best Sushi in Old Town? So far!
- Favorite thing I had: The Old Town roll. Cooked salmon, cucumber, avocado, old bay seasoning on top.
- Favorite thing she had: Avocado Roll and miso soup
- Most interesting thing I want to try next time: The Hawaiian Sunset Roll. Salmon, avocado, cucumber, crab, pineapple on top. Also, I’m pretty sure I need to rename this blog “Finding Pineapple on Any Menu.” I don’t know I realized my love for the fruit until I started writing this blog
- What makes this place stand out: It’s so very tiny. It’s close to the water.
- How soon I’d go back (tomorrow/next week/next month/special occasions): Considering we went two nights in a row, I think I can see this place being a once per week or two standard. I concur, it is the best sushi on Old Town.
- Places to go afterward (what’s nearby): We walked right over to King St. and the waterfront and just enjoyed being able to tolerate being outside.